Course Code
DSG-BPS-B-007A
Description

Foundations of Person-Centred Dementia Care is based on Person-Centred Care principles which emphasises on bestowing personhood on the person with dementia as a social being, providing recognition, respect, and trust (Kitwood, 2011).

This course consists of 5 modules:

Module

Module Title

Duration (Hrs)

Foundational Module

Nature and Impact of Dementia

3.5

Core Module 1

Person-Centred Care

3.5

Core Module 2

Behavioural Communication

6

Core Module 3

Purposeful and Meaningful Engagement

6

Elective Module

Palliative Care Approach

3.5

Total Hours:

22.5

SNB-CPE points will be awarded.

Foundational Module - Nature and Impact of Dementia aims to provide learners with an introduction to dementia and its impact, and ways to assist the person with dementia through Person-Centred Care.

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of dementia, delirium and depression

  1. Identify the common causes and risk factors of dementia

  1. Describe the impact of dementia on the person with dementia and family caregivers

  1. Recognise the principles of Person-Centred Care

  1. Identify ways in which we can assist the person with dementia in everyday activities to enhance their well-being.

Course Content

  • Describe the signs and symptoms of dementia, delirium and depression
  • Identify the common causes and risk factors of dementia
  • Describe the impact of dementia on the person with dementia and family caregivers
  • Recognise the principles of Person-Centred Care
  • Identify ways in which we can assist the person with dementia in everyday activities to enhance their well-being

Trainers

Ms Fong Yoke Leng is a trained nurse with many years of experience in managing social, rehabilitation and dementia day centres. As one of the lead trainers for the Dementia Singapore (previously known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association or ADA) training Programmes, she has inspired many caregivers with her dynamic training style and passion for dementia care. Fong was formerly the Centre Manager of ADA’s New Horizon Centres at Jurong Point and Tampines, and the coordinator for the MINDVital and MINDActive programmes at the Centre of Geriatric Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. These programmes were for persons with dementia and their caregivers in the Cognitive and Memory Disorders Service. Fong holds a Master of Clinical Rehabilitation from Flinders University, Australia, and has attained the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

Ms Joanne Loy is a DACE and ACTA certified full time dementia care trainer with Dementia Singapore (previously known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association or ADA). She is also a certified Dementia Care Mapping (Basic User) by University of Bradford and Spark of Life certified facilitator. Joanne has conducted training sessions for family and professional caregivers. She is passionate about dementia care and has actively involved in public education on dementia awareness, including raising dementia awareness among seniors at senior activity centres. Prior to becoming a full fledged trainer, Joanne was a key member of the Eldersit team in ADA which her main role was to provide guidance and taught eldercare workers on ways to engage persons with dementia in meaningful activities at home.

Competency Mapping (DCCF):

Dementia Knowledge

Care for Self and Caregivers

Additional Information:

For any enquiries, please email Joyce / Chandeni at academy@dementia.org.sg

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Training Hours
4
Topics include:
Dementia
Face to Face

Foundational Module - Nature and Impact of Dementia (Basic) - 2022

By Dorine Lee

Price

$ 94.50

Full Course Fees (before GST)
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